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ATLANTA – Nov. 5, 2013 Hospitality Upgrade, the No. 1 technology source for the hotel, travel and foodservice industry, announced the launch of an annual directory and buyer’s guide, that will be open to all technology providers that serve the hospitality industry. This effort is part of Hospitality Upgrade’s continuing commitment to serve the hospitality industry community and provide exclusive and unmatched content about technology. By leveraging an extensive network of solution providers and those from the buying community and its more than 20 years of publishing experience, Hospitality Upgrade has the unique ability to bring a comprehensive resource to the industry using state-of-the-art media technology.

As part of its effort to provide the most inclusive guide available, all providers are encouraged to participate, as a free option is available to any qualified technology provider from the hospitality industry. The free listing will provide basic company information such as company name and selection of category. A more comprehensive listing that will profile companies individually will also be available for a fee of $995. This more robust and extensive listing, called the premier listing, will have a dedicated page highlighting each company’s differentiations, key executive personnel and direct links to social media and other meaningful comparable information that buyers can use when shopping similar products within a selected industry sector. Companies are encouraged to access the online forms available here for the free listing and at this link for the premium listing. These links will be available through November 20 for companies to submit profile information.

The directory will also profile leading industry operators and consultants with interesting and unique information about each participant consistent with Hospitality Upgrade’s distinctive style and flair.

The directory and buyer’s guide will be distributed online to be shared and resourced throughout the coming year. The guide will be mobile optimized with best viewing on a tablet device and through a mobile app. To download the Hospitality Upgrade app please click here:  (Android,  iPhone/iPad) This initiative will share many of the enhancements the media company has planned for 2014.

Special features of the directory that will set it apart include executive profiles highlighting the accomplishments of industry-leading professionals, company overviews with interesting facts and details of each listed company, as well an extension of the recent installation data from Hospitality Upgrade's quarterly magazine (smallest installation, largest installation and first installation). Each premium company profile listing will provide readers direct access to social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Youtube), email and company websites.

Paid/Premium Listing Link: http://www.hospitalityupgrade.com/specialissue/default.asp

Free/Basic Listing Link: http://www.hospitalityupgrade.com/specialissue/basic/

Earlier this year Hospitality Upgrade introduced augmented reality to enhance editorial and advertising content pages, and has changed the way content is delivered to subscribers by providing an additional, exclusive layer of content through new technology, that is highly engaging, enjoyable and easy to use. To watch a short video on new features offered by Hospitality Upgrade, go to More than a Magazine.

About Hospitality Upgrade

Hospitality Upgrade is the No. 1 source for technology information for the hotel, travel and foodservice industry. The magazine has a circulation base of more than 30,000 opt-in subscribers from more than 110 countries. The magazine is available in print and digital formats, and as a free mobile app in the Apple® App Store for iPhone® and iPad® devices, and Google Play for Android™smartphones. Hospitality Upgrade's website receives an average of 15,621 monthly visitors and contains information pertaining to recent industry news, whitepapers, case studies, vendor profiles, expert video interviews and event coverage, a "hot shot" technology leader profile and an archive of previous issues and articles. Hospitality Upgrade is the exclusive affiliate technology publication of HITEC/HFTP. For more information, please visit http://www.HospitalityUpgrade.com.

Contact: Geneva Rinehart

geneva@hospitalityupgrade.com / 678-802-5302

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